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UPMC: Professional Staff Nurse – Operating Room (All Experience Levels)


This is a Full-time position in Pittsburgh, PA posted November 18, 2020.

Job Description:We are looking for Registered Nurses to join the Operating Room at UPMC Presbyterian!

UPMC Presbyterian is a level 1 Trauma and Transplant Center and we care for the very sickest of patients.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a dynamic surgical team that delivers exceptional care to our patients.

If you want to make an impact on saving lives with cutting edge technology and treatment modalities, look no further and apply today to join our team!

As a nurse at UPMC, you will find: * Competitive wages with the highest BSN differential in the greater Pittsburgh area * An incomparable benefits package including tuition reimbursement * Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today The Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement; Graduate Nurses are encouraged to apply.

Title and salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience.

Six months experience is required for Professional Staff Nurses.

The Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) and a member of the care delivery team who demonstrates a commitment to the community and nursing profession.

They are responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care.

They manage and provide patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with all team members.

The role of the Staff Nurse encompasses the beginnings of leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision.

They establish and maintain collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.

Responsibilities: * Transformational Leadership: Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.

Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives.

Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines.

Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level.

Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.

* Professional Practice: Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation.

Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care.

Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system’s goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.

Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs.

Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice.

Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice.

Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues.

Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance.

Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.

* Structural Empowerment: Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires.

Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses.

Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice.

Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development.

* Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care.

Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.

* Quality & Innovation: Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs.

Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes.

Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area.

* Healthy Workforce: Demonstrates the ability to communicate cl